Oprah says that the iPad is one of the great modern inventions. You may be having a hard time determining exactly how to use your device. In this article, we will help you with some handy and practical iPad tips.

If you are new to using an iPad you may initially think it cannot do much. Don’t be fooled, you simply need to start looking through apps. The real capabilities of an iPad come from the additional applications that you are able to download and use directly from your device.

Easy Ways On How To Max Out Your iPad's Potential
Easy Ways On How To Max Out Your iPad’s Potential

Whenever possible, use your screen lock to prevent the iPad from switching between portrait and landscape orientation. If you repeatedly pick up and put down the device, the constant switching and adjusting will consume more battery power. You can lock the orientation under the General setting’s screen from your home screen.

Syncing iPad

Do you want to prevent your device from automatically syncing when you hook it up to your computer? That is easy to accomplish. Make sure you are in iTunes, then hold down the Shift-Control or Command-Option buttons when you plug the iPad in. If you forget to do that step, then just swipe, the unlock during the sync, and it will stop.

Open pages in new tabs. While surfing using Safari, simply tap the link and hold it until a pop-up menu appears. You can select the option to have another tab created with the new link content.

If you have some recently purchased apps from the app store you want to hide, it’s quite easy! Open up the App Store and click on the ‘purchased’ tab on the bottom of your screen. It should give you a list of apps and choose the one you wish to hide. Swipe over the app or right over it, and it should now gray out over the ‘installed’ button. A red button will pop up and you will now have the option to hide the app.

You should be concerned about hitting links on your device that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from.

You can show the web your strongest emotions by simply turning your caps lock on with new iOS devices, such as the iPad. Rather than fighting the shift key over and over again, you can now double tap the button and enter caps-lock mode. This setting is great for typing an entire sentence or paragraph in a capital font.

If you are one of those people that like sharing a lot of the information you find enjoyable with your friends, there is a very easy way to share podcasts. All you have to do is press the Email button while the podcast is open and email it to whoever you like.

Music on iPad

Listen to the music you bought on iTunes with the iPad. If you have songs stored on iTunes, you can play them right from the cloud. Select Home sharing on both your device and iTunes account. Once this option is enabled, your iTunes library will show up under the Shared section of the music app on your iPad. Now you can start listening.

Most people do not know that you are allowed to add more than four items to the dock on an iPad. You are allowed to hold up to six at a time. To add something to the dock, press and hold the icon until it shakes, then drag it into the dock.

Try to use a wallpaper that is not that dark if you are worried about seeing smudges and fingerprints on the screen. They show up more prominently when the background is dark, so it would be a better idea to choose a wallpaper that is a bit lighter in color.

iPad AutoCorrect

Tired of auto-correct rewriting your every word on iPad? Look for “keyboard” options under general settings and find the auto-correct feature. Simply select the off option and you won’t be facing the hassle of having to spell perfectly or risk words and meanings changed, often times not for the better!

Did you know you can take a screenshot on your device just like you can on a laptop or desktop? You can! To take a screen shot, press the ‘home’ button at the same time you press the ‘sleep/wake’ button. After you do this, you can find the screenshot among your other pictures.

Taking a screenshot on your iPad really could not be any easier. If you wish to capture a screenshot for any reason just press down on Home and Sleep/Wake. You will hear a click, and the screen will momentarily flash to indicate that you successfully captured your screenshot. Your screenshot will be saved inside your photo gallery.

iPad Smart Covers

Have you heard about the new smart covers available for your device? You can use one that utilizes magnets within your device, allowing you to much more easily power down and wake up your iPad. It fits great, looks great, and is a very useful and valuable tool for your device.

Apple has created many adapters to make your device even more useful. There are adapters, which let you plug your camera right into the iPad, and even an adapter which allows you to connect the iPad to an HDTV. You can play videos or mirror your whole screen on the TV.

You may come to a situation where you need to mute your device. Whatever your reason is, you can easily mute your iPad with one simple step. Hold down your volume button for about two seconds and it should cut the sound from your speakers. This simple step enables you to get out of many uncomfortable situations.

Now that you know more about the iPad, you are ready to hit the ground running. Use the iPad to its fullest potential with the advice from this article. Learn as much as possible about your iPad and you will become able to use your iPad for a lot more things.

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